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Sink 8 Ball Then Scratch Cue Ball


Sink 8 Ball Then Scratch Cue Ball

Hi, I looked in this subsection but did not find a direct answer to a question that a friend of mine and I are having.

I made the final shot to sink the 8 ball, but after the 8 ball went into the pocket, the cue ball follow it in and went into the pocket. If someone could shed some light I would truly appreciate it.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Sink 8 Ball Then Scratch Cue Ball

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  1. md0ggyd0gbilliardsforum on 7/9/2007 10:05:11 PM

    You lose the game if you scratch the cue ball when pocketing the 8 ball.

  2. md0ggyd0ghettie on 7/9/2007 10:16:22 PM

    Yes, that is correct. There is a specific section in the 8 ball rules (BCA) about pocketing the 8 ball in general. In that subsection, it notes that loss of game occurs when the player:

    "...Fouls when pocketing the 8-ball."

    Of course, scratching the cue ball is a foul. The APA rules mirror this in the seection called "how to lose" in their version of 8 ball rules...

    "When playing the 8-ball, a player scratches the cue ball."

    Also, some other rules note, including the simplifications on this site for playing the 8 ball...

    "...If it is shot in to the wrong pocket, or if the cue ball is pocketed, or if there is any other fault (see below), he/she loses the game."

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Sink 8 Ball Then Scratch Cue Ball

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  • Published: 7/9/2007 9:50:26 PM